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Old 03-20-2011, 01:13 PM   #1
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just wondering if anyone uses a computer program like paint.net or psp to color digi stamps then print out?
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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well if no one does this...how would you feel receiving a card made this way?...with good card stock and embellishments of course
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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I have no idea how people do it, but I have seen pictures online of cards colored this way, and they look like someone colored them with Copics. They look amazing.

I wouldn't be upset if someone sent me a nice card with an image that was colored in with a computer. It is the same thing (in my mind) as using a photo on a card.

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I like all types of cards using different mediums, so I would like it just fine. I have wordperfect 11 and haven't figured out how to color the images with it. I also have printmaster and some others that I know how to do it on, but for some reason, they haven't been working right on my computer. I think my computer doesn't like me using both wordperfect and the other programs too.
The other thing I haven't figured out how to do in wordperfect 11 is to bring a ruler to the sides, so I can see how long I am making my digis. Oh well, something else I can research and hopefully learn one day.
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i dont use them to paint/color..but i will merge them with digital papers and paper piece them.
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I just purchases a digital colored image from McMahon 5 designs that I used in a card for someone; I really thougth the image was nice when printed out in full color,
here is that card:
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I use PSPX to colour in digital stamps sometimes. Most times I'm using them to add to a digital scrapbook page. You can see the two I did recently here in my gallery: Cat's Digital Scrapbook Pages I did use PSPX to paper piece digitally the image in this card:

I wouldn't be opposed to receiving a card done in this manner.
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Yes, I color both traditionally and digitally. I am experienced at using my digital coloring tools. You can do some very realistic paintings with your creations. I like it too because it's more forgiving. Undo is a blessing. I still love my coloring tools too. It depends on the design of the card and what I want to do with it.

I mainly use PaintShop Pro. I also use Gimp, PhotoFiltre Studio, Paint.Net & Microsoft Digital Image Pro. I also use PhotoShop but for simple coloring I prefer Paint Shop Pro.

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i am such a noob...my shading is atrocious (though i am getting the hang of layers and gaussian blur)...without shading the digis look like commercial cards...you know the ones with simple cartoons...i was thinking for a fun card that would be fine...add some bling...ribbon...whatever to liven it up...and layers/ds too
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i am such a noob...my shading is atrocious (though i am getting the hang of layers and gaussian blur)...without shading the digis look like commercial cards...you know the ones with simple cartoons...i was thinking for a fun card that would be fine...add some bling...ribbon...whatever to liven it up...and layers/ds too
It takes practice to get the depth when colouring a digital image. Sounds like you are on track learning to use your program. Don't forget about shadows as well to add depth and make it more realistic.
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well the card i did is on my blog...ended up not really shading...i will keep trying though
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I use Photoshop Elements to color some digital images. You can use the burn tool to shadow and the dodge tool to highlight. There are lots of other programs that allow you to color digitally. It helps to have a Wacom tablet too.
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i want to learn how to do this SO BAD!!!! i have photoshop elements and just bought photoshop. i also have a wacom tablet. how do i learn how to do it?????
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i know there are night classes at our local high schools for photoshop...i've thought of buying the program and signing up...i want to do more than cards i want to do some photography editing as well...the spots of color on sepia or b/w...that sort of thing...check around your community...the one offered here is very reasonably priced if you already have the program
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If you google for photoshop tutorials, you'll find enough to keep you busy for a very very long time. There are also a lot of tutorials for using the tablets with photoshop. I learned how to use my tablet and photoshop from some of the various digital scrapbooking sites. They usually have a lot of free tutorials too.
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If you google for photoshop tutorials, you'll find enough to keep you busy for a very very long time. There are also a lot of tutorials for using the tablets with photoshop. I learned how to use my tablet and photoshop from some of the various digital scrapbooking sites. They usually have a lot of free tutorials too.
i have looked at these...and learned some stuff...but as i don't have pse or psp i have to try to apply it to paint.net...i like the idea of the night school since i learn best hands on with an instructor...i'm sure when i get pse or psp i will do both night class and internet tutorials...can never get too much info i guess
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I've seen Paint.net tutorials on the net before. They were on a digital scrapbooking site. I can't remember which one, but I'm thinking it was digitalscrapbookplace. Perhaps you could use GIMP. I know they have GIMP tutorials. Its almost exactly like Photoshop (basically photoshop decompiled and some re-programming) and its free. I know there are just about as many GIMP tutorials as there are Photoshop.
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i did download GIMP awhile back but didn't play with it much...it wasn't as user friendly for me as paint.net...might have to retry with some tuts...tfs that
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Believe it or not I use my son's Crayola Art Studio software to recolor my digital images. The software is amazing in recoloring as well as coloring images.
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